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February 2017

Development Seminar 2017 – Elements of Successful Philanthropy

February 16 - February 17
Robert E. Johnson Conference Center – South Conference Room,
1501 N Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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The Development Seminar Series is for volunteers and staff interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The series highlights best practices and facilitates dynamic group interactions to help teach fundraisers how to achieve their goals. Development Seminar 2017 – Elements of Successful Philanthropy: Building a Comprehensive and Sustainable Development Program February 16-17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) Robert E. Johnson Conference Center - South Conference Room 1501 N Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 REGISTRATION OPEN NOW. Registration deadline is February…

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Barbara Jordan Forum 2017

February 20 - February 24
LBJ School of Public Affairs – 1st Floor Lobby,
2300 Red River Street
Austin, 78712 United States
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The Barbara Jordan Forum is an annual tribute to Jordan's life and work, and will encompass multiple events throughout February aimed at discussing policy issues championed by Jordan and her legacy. The LBJ School is dedicated to bringing those issues to the forefront of dialogues by inviting speakers, teachers, and students to gather for these talks and events. Learn more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lbj-schools-annual-barbara-jordan-national-forum-week-tickets-31495029481

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Perspectives on the Justice System

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
University of Texas at Austin: School of Social Work,
Utopia Theatre, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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A panel discussion followed by Q&A featuring: Judge Darlene Byrne Judge Byrne presides over Travis County CPS and Juvenile Justice cases. She has served the 126th District since 2001. She is the President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and a founding member of the Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court. Sharon Berger, DFPS Conservatorship Program Director Ms. Berger is the Program Director for Conservatorship in Travis County. She has been a social worker with the…

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March 2017

Amplify Austin 2017

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - March 3 @ 6:00 pm CDT
Online

Amplify Austin strives to meet the needs of our community by providing an easy-to-use digital marketplace that connects local donors with Austin area nonprofits all year long. We inspire the people of Austin and their neighbors to make a difference in their community by connecting them with the causes they're passionate about on one easy-to-use platform where they can donate to charities in their neighborhood. Amplify Austin makes it possible for anyone to make a donation to his or her…

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Understanding Favoritism in Food Security in Africa

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin,
116 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Innovations for Peace and Development (IPD) was launched at the University of Texas at Austin in January 2013. IPD’s mission is to provide a space for interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research on global conflict, foreign aid and poverty alleviation. Join us on Friday, March 3 as Innovations for Peace and Development presents faculty affiliate Professor Kim Dionne from Smith College who will speak on favoritism in food security in Africa! Learn more: www.ipdutexas.org  

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Challenges in Applied/Operational Research in Humanitarian Settings

March 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm CDT
LBJ School of Public Affairs – SRH 3.124,
2315 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Silke Pietzsch has worked in the humanitarian and development sectors since 1998, specializing in food security and livelihoods and emergency nutrition programs. Join us on Wednesday, March 8 as she draws on findings from a multiyear collaborative project, Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact (REFANI) and the Combined Protocol for Acute Malnutrition Study (ComPAS), to reflect on academic/NGO partnerships, the roles of government and NGOs, and challenges in the field with the execution of research and the importance of…

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2017 National CASA Conference

March 11 - March 14
Sheraton Seattle Hotel,
Seattle, WA United States
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Join more than 1,000 of your colleagues at the upcoming National CASA/GAL Conference taking place March 11 - 14, 2017 in Seattle, WA. Our work together throughout the past four decades to build a network of nearly 1,000 programs supporting 77,000 advocates has inspired this year's conference theme -- Building Brighter Futures for America's Abused and Neglected Children. More than 100 workshops, institutes, and planning sessions are being curated for this year's conference, with input from National CASA's State, Urban,…

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2017 Texas Fatherhood Summit: Strengthening Services to Support Fathers

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center,
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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The second annual 2017 Texas Fatherhood Summit will be hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention Division and will bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of fatherhood. The theme of the 2017 Texas Fatherhood Summit is "Strengthening Services to Support Fathers". Speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities in recruiting, providing services, and retaining fathers in programs. Experts will discuss what the research…

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Children’s Environmental Health Institute’s Ninth Scientific Symposium

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas,
4900 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723 United States
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Join medical professionals, public health and private sector agencies, not-for-profit agencies, faith communities, public policy representatives, built environment sector and child and family advocate organizations, research scientists, and government officials in attending the 2017 Scientific Symposium. The theme for this year will be "Emerging Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and the Unborn Child". Learn more: www.cehi.org/2017-symposium

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Innovative & Effective Approaches to Health Behavior Change Across the Lifespan

March 30 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is hosting its 6th annual conference on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The conference brings together health care experts, innovators, nursing leaders, policy makers, caregivers and industry experts who are committed to the application of emerging technologies to promote health and decrease health disparities in underserved populations. Attendees will hear speakers from around the nation discuss important and…

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